Today in Singapore History: Workers Strike Over Verbal Abuse

Today in Singapore History: On the 31st of July 1970, a strike involving 360 workers at Associated Motor Industries (AMI) erupted over abusive language used by expatriate supervisors at AMI’s assembly plant in Jurong. Pioneer Industries Employees Union, an affiliate of the National Trade Union Congress, gave the firm two weeks before its members went on strike.

On the 1st of August, the Prime Minister warned that Singapore could not afford a repeat of the Industrial unrest of the 1950s, and told employers that humiliation of local workers would not be tolerated.


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